26 Up Again Down Again
The tangled, twisted American League pennant race was gone again like Finnegan
30 For the Babe, a Week to Forget
Accused of visiting a mob hangout, Babe Parilli pressed so hard the Patriots lost when they could have won
32 Auto Racing's Fabulous Invalid
The dying art of dirt-track racing looked healthy as stars Mario Andretti and A. J. Foyt dueled in Indiana
34 What the Deuce Is Going on?
George Plimpton examines the strange cases of the 49-47 and 48-46 tennis sets
September 17, 1967
Pro Football 1967
48 New riches will bring new troubles in a long, hot winter
50 NFL WEST—COASTAL
56 NFL WEST—CENTRAL
62 NFL EAST—CAPITOL
68 NFL EAST—CENTURY
74 AFL WESTERN DIVISION
80 AFL EASTERN DIVISION
91 Setting up the Big Three
After some false starts it looks as if Buckpasser, Dr. Fager and Damascus will meet in the Woodward
108 Only a Game of Touch
A bunch of guys nearing middle age get together for a little friendly football that resembles a barroom slugfest
91 Horse Racing
129 Baseball's Week
130 For the Record
131 19th Hole
Credits on page 130
Cover painting by Frank Mullins
"NINO! NINO!" the idol of Italy, is back in the U.S. to defend his middleweight title. In a fight preview, Gilbert Rogin reports from the Benvenuti and Emile Griffith camps.
A U.S. Prize for more than a century, the America's Cup is again the object of a foreign invasion. Yachtsman Carleton Mitchell and our cameras report on the races off Newport.
Fifty years after his college days, Paul Gallico reminisces about his career as an oarsman when rowing was the big sport on campus and sometimes even front-page news.